SEMBÈNE, MAMBÉTY, AND ALASSANE shorts program introduced by Amélie Garin-Davet
Wednesday, June 12
Amélie Garin-Davet, who organized a touring retrospective of the films of Moustapha Alassane in 2017, will introduce SEMBÈNE, MAMBÉTY, AND ALASSANE, a program of shorts by three pioneers of African cinema.
Born in Paris and based in New York, Amélie Garin-Davet is the Film Program Officer for the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States. Garin-Davet began working a few years ago with the films of Moustapha Alassane – organizing retrospectives in the U.S. (starting at MoMA) and also helping coordinate restoration of the works.
She's worked with several US festivals, film sales, curated film programs, and handled publicity and events production for various distributors and film organizations (including Hamptons International Film Festival, Carlotta Film US, MK2). This year, she co-curated the Fespaco series with the New York African Film Festival. She is also a Program Advisor at UnionDocs where she has presented screenings and events. She studied Arts, Anthropology and Bambara language from Mali.